Monday 24 September 2012

Tuesday's Tallies and others

I'm a One a Day first timer but I really, REALLY need the motivation to keep going on my Realta afghan. Don't get me wrong, I love it. I love the pattern and the yarn (Debbie Bliss Prima) but I'm a bit daunted into the sheer amount of work needed to finish it. I seriously underestimated the amount of octagons I'd need. I though's closer to 90 ish.
So..... this week I managed 2 more octagons and 4 squares. I'm counting the fact that I started joining them together as one of my one a day!

In between times I made an octopus for my oldest daughter who was down on a visit as it was hubbys 50th yesterday. It's not something I'd usually make but she fell in love with the pattern.

She calls him Stanley Pickleson!

I've also started 2 scarves. One, made from James C Brett's Monsoon yarn. I loved the colours as they reminded me of peacock feathers so what better stich to use than Peacock stitch?
I've run out of yarn so I'm waiting patiently (not) for some more. If anyone's interested I'll write up the pattern whaen it's complete. It's very simple and I hope to finish it by the end of the week (posty hurry up!)

The second scarf is made from some recycled yarn. Youngest daughter bought a scarf from Primark at the end of last year discounted from £8 to £3. She wore it once and kept tripping over it. It was honestly over 8 feet in length. Sunday night saw me frogging it! It ended up being made from 2 strands of aran weight yarn and there must be at about 1kg of yarn. What a bargain?
I'm using the same ripple pattern as Lucy's ripple blanket using a size 10mm hook and both strands of yarn. This is another one that won't take too long.

It's got me thinking though, what else can be recycled for use again? I'll be hitting charity shops and bootsales I think.

Please don't forget to check out all the other lovely "One a Day" projects via Gingerbread Girl's blog.


  1. Love the realta afghan and of course via rav too ☺ and cute octopus.
    Motivation sometimes fails me a lot lol even
    though I love crochet.

  2. Wow, I love your colours for the afghan. Talk about motivation: I have a ripple on the go since Whitsun and underestimated the amount of rows to work (especially as I'm using the rather thin Baby Cashmerino yarn...)

  3. What a busy week. I love the blanket & the colours too. Love love the scarves so pretty and what a cute little octo too:)

  4. You have been busy,it's great that you've decided to join One a Day, it really is great to keep you on track. I love your blanket, the colours are so pretty. Fab projects,what a great way to recycle yarn.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, I've just put a photo on my blog of the yarn, I'm using. I had taken the photo to put on but forget so thanks for asking. Deb xxx

  5. Busy busy busy! Loving your gorgeous crochet Sue!
    Victoria xx

  6. That's a really pretty blanket, your colours are lovely. It's always lovely to have new people joining in too.

  7. Wow, so much work we can see! Your projects really lovely, I love your hexagons, but the scarves too. Have a great week! Greetings from Germany. Sabine

  8. Love the colours and pattern of your blanket. One a day does help you keep motivated.

  9. Welcome to the One a Days. It will truly motivate you. I already completed two blankets and a gift blanket. I have not shown anything in two weeks since they are gifts but am going to show it next week since I think the prying eyes of my brother will be too busy working after his vacation this month. :-) Being part of this has uped my productivity so much. I hope it does the same for you.

    Hugs from Holland ~